Macau

Direct taxes from gaming in Macau increased 12.4 percent year-on-year in the January to May period, according to data from the Financial Services Bureau on Friday.

Month-to-date GGR in Macau was higher than expected despite the impact of Tropical Storm Merbok last week, said Bernstein in a note on Monday.

Macau’s Judiciary Police have arrested 17 people in connection with a HK$10 million illegal gambling ring.

The first batch of Sands China team members graduating from the Professionalism Training for Gaming Practitioners programme were honored on Thursday at The Venetian Macau, said the operator in a press release.

A joint operation between police authorities from Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong has led to the prosecution of 1,782 people in Macau.

Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Paulo Martins Chan says there is a low risk to the city’s casinos, according to police evaluations.

More than twenty years have passed since the term “millennial” was first coined, and while casino operators and gaming manufacturers have kept a close eye on the market, many have yet to nail down a successful product for this “connected” generation.

More than twenty years have passed since the term “millennial” was first coined, and while casino operators and gaming manufacturers have kept a close eye on the market, many have yet to nail down a successful product for this “connected” generation. The myth that millennials won't spend on real money games has now largely been discounted, but finding the right product at the right cost to appeal to this segment of the market is still a challenge.



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The Asian Poker Tour kicked off on Wednesday at the Babylon Casino at Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, according to a press release from APT.

SJM Holdings has appointed Stanley Ho’s daughter Daisy as an executive director, while it also announced the retirement of Dr Rui Jose da Cunha.

A new currency declaration law from the Macau government will take effect on November 1, 2017, according to a government announcement.

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